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Lance --now my angel boy

May 4th we had to say goodbye to Lance.
My "handsome man" came to live with us over 6 years ago at the age of almost 6.
He turned 12 this Feb and has been losing some muscle mass and just on a downward decline.
He had what I think was a stroke, he seemed to recover but had bad balance and at 95 pounds, I couldn't carry him if needed.
I felt his quality of life had left, I was up many nights with him prior to the event.
I used an animal communicator and she said he was waiting for me to be okay with him leaving.
That was the little push I needed to know to decide it was time.
He had tons of treats: cheese, peanut butter and raw marrow bone, homemade jerky, lots of hugs and kisses.

So with my husband, and Jazzy (Jasmine) around him, our good friend, who is a vet tech, got the ok, and we did this at home where he was most comfortable.
I hugged and whispered in his ear, "Thanks for being part of my life" and he took his last breath and left us.
I miss him so, but but know I did right by him.
Miss ya big guy!


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I am so sorry for your loss. Lance was a very lucky boy to have a family that loved him enough to let him go. He was a beautiful boy! How special he must have been to be with you for 12 yrs. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.
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Many of us know the feelings you are going through, it gets better with time, but you never forget. I really liked the " Thanks for being part of my life", Lance RIP.
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The love that you have shown Lance is amazing. You put him before yourself and made sure that he left this world in a bubble of your love without pain. It was a great and very unselfish gift. And, I know, one of the most difficult gifts to give. I am so very sorry for your loss.

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I'm so sorry for your loss. RIP Lance.


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I'm so very sorry for your loss.

RIP sweet Lance

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I am so very sorry for your loss of your beautiful boy Lance.

Godspeed precious boy.
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I remember when Lance came into your lives. So sorry it was his time to say good-bye.

RIP handsome boy!!



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I'm so sorry for your loss. Lance was a beautiful boy.


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I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Lance.


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